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Re: AmeriPol: cabinet reshuffle shuffle shuffle
« Reply #18720 on: March 13, 2018, 09:56:07 pm »

99% reporting, and we're down to a margin of 95 votes.
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« Reply #18721 on: March 13, 2018, 09:57:07 pm »

WE'RE GONNA CRASH!
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« Reply #18722 on: March 13, 2018, 10:01:12 pm »

Called it in the practically 50/50 (ignoring the libertarian and random write ins). Both parties are going to spin it both ways, whoever wins, though this is supposed to be a 'safe' Republican district I believe.
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« Reply #18723 on: March 13, 2018, 10:02:06 pm »

It swung 20 points Trump in the Presidential.
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« Reply #18724 on: March 13, 2018, 10:04:35 pm »

Theres that, yeah, which makes this seat something that Republicans should have won handidly. I've seen stuff like the Democrat was running like a Republican, Saccone was just a weak candidate, or Lamb was just a strong Democrat, or any combination of the above.
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Re: AmeriPol: cabinet reshuffle shuffle shuffle
« Reply #18725 on: March 13, 2018, 10:07:25 pm »

Margin just widened by 800 votes for Lamb.
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« Reply #18726 on: March 13, 2018, 10:08:34 pm »

*wonders where those sudden 800 votes came from*
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« Reply #18727 on: March 13, 2018, 10:09:09 pm »

The remaining 2 precincts.
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Re: AmeriPol: cabinet reshuffle shuffle shuffle
« Reply #18728 on: March 13, 2018, 10:21:23 pm »

CNN currently reporting Lamb(D) up by 847 votes at 99%. 1195 absentee votes yet to be counted.
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« Reply #18729 on: March 13, 2018, 10:25:58 pm »

Technically, it's 100% because all precincts are reporting. Those 1195 absentee ballots are going to take some hours to complete, I think they said they were doing it by hand, or maybe that was just in the case of a recount.

edit: Did they say what county? Because Westmoreland county apparently has 1808 absentee ballots to do. Edit: Oh, the 1195 is Washington county.
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« Reply #18730 on: March 13, 2018, 11:58:10 pm »

This will go on for ages with the recounts and contesting the ballots and the usual brouhaha about electoral fraud and voter suppression, but whichever way the tie breaks, the implications for progressive Democrats are striking: you can shift Trump Country by twenty points (without an incumbent, et cetera) if you're antagonistic enough to Nancy Pelosi. On the Republican side this is another indication of a flood, and arguably one already broadly priced into their broader expectations, but I wonder if there will be an uptick in maverick rhetoric from the progressives now.
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« Reply #18731 on: March 14, 2018, 07:53:33 am »

This will go on for ages with the recounts and contesting the ballots and the usual brouhaha about electoral fraud and voter suppression, but whichever way the tie breaks, the implications for progressive Democrats are striking: you can shift Trump Country by twenty points (without an incumbent, et cetera) if you're antagonistic enough to Nancy Pelosi. On the Republican side this is another indication of a flood, and arguably one already broadly priced into their broader expectations, but I wonder if there will be an uptick in maverick rhetoric from the progressives now.

Speaking of, what happened to that Post 2016 rebellion against Pelosi. Kinda petered out. She really is one of the cancers of the party who apparently gets a pass because she's got friends with money.
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« Reply #18732 on: March 14, 2018, 08:32:50 am »

*wonders where those sudden 800 votes came from*

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« Reply #18733 on: March 14, 2018, 10:36:13 am »

Holding a margin of 600 votes, Lamb declared victory last night. Probably I would too if I were him; it seems almost safe, and it was probably nice to go to sleep as the Congressman-elect before waking up to the tense monotony of recounts and absentees. Politico says there's no automatic recount provision, but it's probably pretty likely anyway.

He's also taken the step of thanking Trump supporters publicly. As for the race as a whole, on one hand there is something of a perfect storm of factors for Lamb, on the other hand a swing of 20 points is huge and shows either Republicans aren't going to the polls, or there was a huge number of Trump/Lamb crossovers. Either is bad news for Republicans in the future.
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« Reply #18734 on: March 14, 2018, 10:40:55 am »

Well, Lamb is a pro-gun, pro-protectionist centrist. He pressed a lot of buttons that pleases standard Trump voters.
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